A silver lining to the Obamacare ruling…

What we all know: yesterday, the Supreme Court issued an opinion confirming the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.  In a 5-4 majority opinion authored by Chief Justice John Roberts, the Court decided that the individual mandate — the requirement that all individuals obtain health insurance or face stiff fines — is constitutional as a tax.  For those of us who view the Affordable Care Act as an infringement on liberty, as a potential economic disaster, and particularly as unconstitutional, yesterday was a sad day.

As a huge skeptic of Obamacare, I (Masonides) was disappointed, too, although I understand the majority’s reasoning.  But, whether I like the decision or not, the case highlights just how unique and wonderful government in America can be.  (And I don’t really like government all that much.)

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Bipartisanship in 2012…

Hey, if you can’t have bipartisanship on meaningful issues — and we’ve been fairly effective at proving that over the past few years — at least we can have inconsequential — but very funny — bipartisanship in 2012.  If cooperation has become a joke, at least we can appreciate that it’s a good one.

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